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26910   Private James Joseph Magee
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 07/12/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Summary      
James Joseph Magee was born is Stewartstown and was the son of Henry Magee of Gortgonis, Coalisland. He enlisted in Motherwell, Scotland, where he had been working and joined the 11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. On the 7th December 1916 James was killed by rifle fire, the only man in the battalion to die that day.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut
Grave Ref: Grave A-16
CWGC Casualty 94454
Summary      
Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery is located 12.5 km south of Ieper town centre, on the Rijselseweg (N365), a road connecting Ieper to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. The cemetery lies 12.5 km along the N365 after passing through the settlements of Wijtschate and Mesen. The cemetery is located on the left hand side of the road and opposite the prominent Ploegsteert Memorial.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 2 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 192
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1 1901 Census lists "Magee" family 1901 census lists Jim Joe as age 10 at house 105 in Coal Island, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists "Magee" family 1911 census lists Jim Joe as age 22 at house 10 in Gortgonis,Tullyniskane, Tyrone
3 Dungannon War Dead Also listed on Dungannon War Dead